Friday, January 25, 2013

A rosy cozy and a killer piller

Just sharing a couple of sewing projects I completed this week... I have a third but I think it needs a little something more so I don't consider it finished yet. More on that one soon! 
First up is this soft, cuddly sweater pillow that I attempted to whip up one night this week, and ended up running my finger through the sewing machine - OUCH!! 
Turns out, trying to stitch over this bulky knit is harder than one thinks it's going to be: the "tines" of my presser foot kept getting hooked in the knit, so I had to run my fingers very close to the needle to keep the knit pressed down so the foot would run smoothly. And in the process, ended up getting my finger directly under the needle. In and out, all the way through, one time. 
A little cold water, a little peroxide, a little pressure... and all is better. As for the pillow - well it's not quite square but it's cute nonetheless, and super-soft. 
The second project is a sweet floral "cozy" that I made from a finished standard pillow sham, to fit over the scanner/printer that sits on my work table in the mom-cave. I mean, let's face it: a shiny black plastic printer just doesn't look "shabby," or cottagey, or romantic at all. 
I had a reversible cozy I'd made many years ago for a desktop copier, but it wasn't quite the right size. This pretty sham from Mainstays - a thrifting find at 99 cents - was perfect for this project. I didn't even deconstruct it; I just boxed the corners of the finished sham and called it good. 

I'm sharing this week's projects at Donna's Saturday Night Special at Funky Junk Interiors! I'm also sharing  at Jill's A Round Tuit party - because, these projects have been on my to-do list for awhile! 
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  1. I have several sweaters I have been collecting to make pillows out of....but it sounds like it isn't as easy as it looks! Ouch! I love your printer cozy....great idea! I have been wanting to make one for my small tv in my craft room and I might have to make one for the printer as well...:) Nice projects!

    Life On Willie Mae Lane

  2. very nice idea. Love the pink roses. . so girly!

  3. Great slipcover and pillows. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Tuesday night through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

  4. Lovely Idea! Love the roses fabric!Would love to have you visit me sometime.
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  5. I feel your needle through the finger pain. I stapled my hand with a pressure stapler (long staples) when upholstering. Amazing what we do when projects are underway. Love your idea for the vintage cover for your printer. Visiting from Jill's A Round Tuit.


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